Month: June 2017

FCA US scores high in initial quality

Improvement. Something we all strive for and work hard to attain. According to the results of J.D. Power’s most recent Initial Quality Study (IQS), FCA US vehicles are making strides in improving initial quality. In fact, for the second year in a row, FCA US has improved initial quality at a rate that exceeds the industry average. Ram Truck, alone, made a monumental 24 percent … Read More

Drive Toward a Cure plans southern adventure

Parkinson’s disease affects more than five million people worldwide. The likes of Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox and others have brought the disease to the forefront of the American public, by educating and raising funds that allow researchers to continue the fight for a cure. A more recent, up and coming group is combining a love of cars and driving to raise awareness and money. … Read More

From a dream to reality – the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all own a sexy, Italian sports car? What if our lives could fit into a sexy, Italian sports car? In just a few, short weeks, we can, in a matter of speaking. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is scheduled to arrive on showroom floors across the United States later this summer. Developed and built off the Giulia platform, the … Read More

How far would you drive for your favorite coffee?

Coffee. I don’t think I realized quite how much I valued my morning walk to Starbucks until I moved away from “the big city.” Even if I had a deadline, or was just plain lazy and didn’t feel like going out for a steaming cup, the coffee bar on my office floor was a perfect pit stop for a personalized morning jolt. These days, the … Read More

Could Chrysler and Jillian Michaels make you the biggest winner?

When you think Jillian Michaels, images of the television show The Biggest Loser come to mind, don’t they? Even if they weren’t before, admit it, they are now. It’s the show that made her a household name. But more than just a fitness trainer who worked with, encouraged and motivated not only her onscreen teammates, but also the millions who watched each week, to lose … Read More

Are smartphones a little too smart these days?

A friend once told me, “The sign of a good shopping trip was walking outside and not remembering where you parked your car.” I’m not a shopper, so naturally I always just laughed and moved on to the next topic. Rarely did I come out of a store and not know where I parked. Once on a business trip, however, my travels were extended. Then … Read More

Unique vacation spots to enjoy this summer

I frequently write about family road trips and/or getaways. But this summer, the Pumpkin, as I fondly refer to our daughter, is off to summer camp for two weeks and we are on our own. Suddenly I find myself researching unique vacation ideas for adults. I didn’t want to limit myself to places nearby, so I started researching fun places all over the United States … Read More

Slow down. Move over.

Not long ago, a friend of mine found herself on the side of a busy highway with a flat tire. It was rush hour. Roadside assistance arrived on scene quickly to help get her back on the road. Upon arrival, the roadside assistance worker, with lights flashing, positioned the truck at an angle, protecting her from oncoming traffic. He then instructed her to remain inside … Read More